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If You Had Your Own Baseball Team......  
User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

That "greatest athletes" thread got me thinking.... For you baseball fans, if you could make up a team with WHOEVER on it, what would it look like?

My Pitching Staff:

Walter Johnson, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens in the starting rotation

Mariano Rivera, Dennis Eckersley, Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith, Eric Gagne and John Smoltz in my bullpen (with Smoltz spot starting if need be).

My lineup:

OF Ricky Henderson (no, not now that he's ready for the Shady Acres Retirement Home)
2B Rogers Hornsby
OF Babe Ruth
OF Hammerin' Hank Aaron
3B Mike Schmidt
1B Lou Gehrig
SS Cal Ripken Jr.
C Johnny Bench

On my Bench: Yogi Berra, Ken Griffey Jr. (before he got to Cincinnati), Roberto Clemente, Tony Gwynn, Brooks Robinson and Alex Rodriguez

(No, this isin't an All Time Greats team, but a team I tried to balance out with average, power, speed and defense, as if I was actually putting a team together. No sense getting 8 or 9 power hitters in the lineup if they can't run and bobble the ball more.)


29th, Let's Go!
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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1691 times:

MLB Team: Las Vegas Stars

OF Eric Davis
2B Steve Sax
OF Darryl Strawberry
OF Dave Parker
3B Mike Schmidt
1B Jack Clark
SS Ozzie Smith
C Gary Carter
P Orel Hershiser

Manager Pete Rose
1st base coach Billy Martin
3rd base coach Tommy Lasorda



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1685 times:

1St - Jimmie Foxx
2nd - Rogers Hornsby
3rd - Brooks Robinson
SS - Cal Ripken Jr.
C - Gary Carter
OF - Ted Williams
OF - Hank Aaron
OF - Willie Mays

Bench

Josh Gibson
Lou Gehrig
Mike Schmidt
A-Rod
Roberto Clemente
Babe Ruth


Pitchers

Cy Young
Warren Spahn
Bob Feller
Walter Johnson
Sandy Kofax

Greg Maddux
Eric Gange
Mariano Rivera
Roger Clemens
Dennis Eckersley
Satchel Page


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5419 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1676 times:

Pitchers

Starting rotation
Nolan Ryan
Lefty Grove
Bob Feller
Curt Schilling
Christy Mathewson

Bullpen
Rollie Fingers
Hoyt Wilhelm
Oliver Perez
Satchel Paige
Tug McGraw (set-up)
Dennis Eckersley (closer)

Infield
C: Yogi Berra
1B: Lou Gehrig
2B: Rogers Hornsby
SS: Honus Wagner
3B: Brooks Robinson

Outfield
LF: Ted Williams
CF: Willie Mays
RF: Hank Aaron

And as much as it pains me to use the DH rule...

Designated Hitter
DH: Babe Ruth

Bench
Jackie Robinson
Mickey Mantle
Ty Cobb
Stan Musial
Roberto Clemente
Cool Papa Bell
Ozzie Smith
Jimmie Foxx



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1674 times:

Damnit. I meant to list Honus Wagner on my bench as well. I was trying to keep a 25 man roster, but since I blew it, let me add Stan the Man, The Mick Ty Cobb and Pete Rose (Rose played hard every single second and I love that).

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5419 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1669 times:

DOH! I blew my 25-man limit to hell. Scratch Foxx, Smith, and Bell then.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 4):
Pete Rose (Rose played hard every single second and I love that).

He had to of worked hard to place bets and to play a game at the same time.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1667 times:

I never thought I'd see Roberto Clemente ridin' the pine like this!

My line-up/batting order:

1B - Rod Carew
3B - Brooks Robinson
RF - Roberto Clemente
LF - Hank Aaron
CF - Ted Williams
C - Johnny Bench
2B - Ryne Sandberg
SS - Ozzie Smith

P - Sandy Koufax
P - Tom Seaver
P - Jim Palmer
P - Bob Gibson
P - Dock Ellis, just because of the no-hitter  Wink

RP - Rollie Fingers
RP - Dennis Eckersley
RP - Mariano Rivera


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1666 times:

Players on AA61hvy's teams would incude

Baroid Bonds
Gary Sheffield
Jason Giambi
Alex Sanchez
Jose Canseco
Ken Camineti
Jeremy Giambi
Ozzie Canseco
Mark McGwire
Sammy SOsa

More to be names as they get caught.  Wink


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1666 times:

How can you scratch Foxx? I bet he just rolled over in his grave.  Wink

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5419 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1663 times:

KROC - you missed Dock Ellis on AA61's list.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 10):
KROC - you missed Dock Ellis on AA61's list

Hey, he's already on mine, and I've got him inked to a three-year pact!

Logan


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
I never thought I'd see Roberto Clemente ridin' the pine like this!

I can't believe I don't even see Willie Mays on your team at all!

Good call with Bob Gibson though.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
Ken Camineti

Ken Caminiti ... I still can't believe that he's dead way young ....



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 12):
I can't believe I don't even see Willie Mays on your team at all!

I know, it's crazy. I don't have Babe Ruth either. crazy 

I guess I was picturing the 1973 Willie Mays falling asleep in the Mets dugout. biggrin 


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 13):
Ken Caminiti ... I still can't believe that he's dead way young ....

Drugs and alcoholism will do that to you...even steroids much to what Jose Canseco and AA61hvy will have you believe.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1646 times:

All right, I only listed 16, so I have 9 more for my bench/bullpen:

Stan Musial
Reggie Jackson (I'd pay him for one month only: October)
Willie Mays
Babe Ruth
Ty Cobb

Steve Carlton
Roger Clemens
Randy Johnson
Bill Lee (for comic relief and that eaphus pitch)


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5419 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1644 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 11):
Hey, he's already on mine, and I've got him inked to a three-year pact!

So I saw, Logan. Be careful with the contract...you don't want him to use it as rolling papers  Wink The hilarious thing is he had no clue that he was supposed to pitch that day - or that there was even a game that day - until his girlfriend picked up the newspaper.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1639 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 17):
The hilarious thing is he had no clue that he was supposed to pitch that day - or that there was even a game that day - until his girlfriend picked up the newspaper.

I was reading about that. He also said that he had to catch a plane to San Diego and the air fare was $9.50 from LA (can I say that in Non-Av?).

"I was zeroed in on the (catcher's) glove, but I didn't hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters and the bases were loaded two or three times.

The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while I was looking at him. I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. They say I had about three to four fielding chances. I remember diving out of the way of a ball I thought was a line drive. I jumped, but the ball wasn't hit hard and never reached me."



From: http://www.sirbacon.org/4membersonly/docellis.htm

Check out the card at the bottom of the page. biggrin 
Logan


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4283 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

My team (does the batting order really matter?!?):

C - Micky Cochrane
1B - Jimmy Foxx
2B - Rogers Hornsby
3B - Mike Schmidt
SS - Honus Wagner
LF - Ted Williams
CF - Joe DiMaggio
RF - Mel Ott

SP - Bob Gibson, Carl Hubbell, Lefty Grove, Walter Johnson, Nolan Ryan

RP - Goose Gossage, Dennis Eckersly, Lee Smith, Rollie Fingers

Bench:
1B - Lou Gehrig
2B - Eddie Collins
SS - Ozzie Smith
OF - Stan "The Man" Musial (had the wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with Stan, a complete class act)
OF - Carl "Yaz" Yastremski
OF - Tris Speaker
OF - Willie Mays

Think this team could be a champion  Smile

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineMUWarriors From United States of America, joined May 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

This only took me about 2 hours, but it was 2 hours well spent. I am going with players and assuming they are in their primes. The numbers in parentheses are their spot in the batting order.

C - Johnny Bench(8)
1B- Lou Gehrig (5)
2B- Rogers Hornsby (3)
3B- Paul Molitor (7)
SS- Honus Wagner (2)
OF- Ty Cobb (1)
OF- Willie Mays (6)
OF- Hank Aaron (4)

Bench:
OF- Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle
IF- Robin Yount, Jackie Robinson
C- Yogi Berra,

Rotation (With these guys you only need a 4 man rotation)
1.) Cy Young
2.) Warren Spahn
3.) Bob Gibson
4.) Satchel Paige

Bullpen: Rollie Fingers (CL), Sandy Koufax (Emergency Starter, Long Relief), Ron Guidry, Whitey Ford, Pete Alexander, Steve Carlton, Dizzy Dean


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5419 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 19):
RF - Mel Ott



Quoting MUWarriors (Reply 20):
Whitey Ford, Pete Alexander, Steve Carlton, Dizzy Dean

All solid choices!



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Starters:

1B-Lou Gehrig
2B-Rogers Hornsby
SS-Omar Vizquel
3B-Mike Schmidt
C-Johnny Bench
OF-Hank Aaron
OF-Willie Mays
OF-Ted Williams
DH-Babe Ruth  Big grin

Bench:

-Joe Dimmagio
-Ty Cobb
-Derek Jeter
-Manny Ramirez
-Jackie Robinson

Starting Rotation:

-Roger Clemens
-Bob Feller
-Sandy Koufax
-Bob Gibson
-Nolan Ryan

(Gawd, what a rotation that is)

Bullpen:

-Dennis Eckersley, closer
-Mariano Rivera, closer
-Jeff Nelson, setup
-John Smoltz, long/middle relief (the guy deserves to be somewhere..)
-Ramiro Mendoza, setup
-Tug McGraw


Not a bad ballclub, if I do say so myself.  Big grin


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